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Aug 15, 2013 7:00am PDT
states, and i think the public in large measure has come to the conclusion that america can't want these kinds of changes more than the countries themselves want it for themselves. and the difficulty of how much the united states tries to put its thumb on the scale has played out in afghanistan, and played out in iraq and it is now being tested in egypt. so, that's why i'm eagerly anticipating the president's remarks for the larger signals that it sends about the kind of leverage he intendeds to use and how much time he intends to dedicate to this particular issue which is not just -- remember, this is not just about the future of egypt. egypt, unlike other country, i think it's tom friedman and others say what happens in egypt doesn't stay in egypt. it's important for the region. important for israel and really important for the future of u.s. foreign policy. >> it's something i've always looked to as a trend-setter in the arab role. i want to bring in benjamin goldbe goldberger, times national editor. i want to start with you. this is a much larger question for that entire region
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
the instability in egypt is bad for america. and bad for our closest israel. i think it's hard to argue the rise of an islamic extreme government in egypt is somehow good for america and good for israel or the region. >> what is your sense, having come back from israel, if we don't cut aid, what happens there? oven obviously the instability isn't good for anybody but what do we do? >> we need to be clear about what our expectations are from egypt. i don't have a problem with being clear with egypt that we need to continue to have democratic process there, once deteriorated the course of the last several months. >> haven't we sent that message already? >> i think we need to be clear -- >> including senators mccain and graham who were just over there. >> with the new military leadership, we need to be clear that we expect the democratic government to rise there. we need to see an end to violence and i wouldn't have a problem with tying aid to those demands. i would have a problem with cutting the aid first. i think it would lead to further instability in egypt and it would risk sending the message
MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am PDT
in america right now want to find work and can't. >> how much of this is tied, do you think, to what has been going on in washington? i'm talking about the highly charged political nature of our congress. peter, you have been critical of the president's handling of the economy but you've also taken republicans to task as well. what needs to be done here? >> i think they need to get together and look at some of the structural problems that emerged during the bush years that have not yet been addressed such as the continuing to grow trade deficit with china and we are developing oil on shore, on private lands but we are not developing oil offshore in nearly as much as we could. we could probably be oil independent within five years if we chose to be. mr. obama has targeted a lot of places where regulation needs to be improved but he has done it in very expensive ways and ways that create other distortions. the large banks, for example, have consolidated and monopolized markets in smaller cities and so forth and businesses aren't getting the loans they need. i could go on but that is the general
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 7:00am PDT
in many pockets in the united states of america and maybe we do need to update the formula and no one has anything or gets that. but to throw out the baby with the bath water doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, especially when you are admitting that there are still problems to be dealt with. >> congressman james clyburn of south carolina, always good to have out the program. thank you. >> thank you so much for having me. >>> bringing back susan page and jonathan allen. i don't know if you guys saw this poll, but it found that 82% of americans say congress hasn't worked hard enough to deserve a long recess. it's not a surprise to me. congress never, at least in recent memory, has not polled very well. but, jonathan, what can get done when they come back? can anything get done? >> chris, they may have oversampled members of congress in doing that poll to only get 82% that thought they were working hard enough to do their job. >> who are the 18%? >> it's not a matter of working hard. i think it's a matter of working effectively and cooperatively and a matter of finding mutual or common
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 7:00am PDT
of women on corporate boards throughout america's fortune 500 companies? where are our ceos and the women running washington's trade association? this is an overall problem that is is not just for the president to address. has he dressed it? certainly. we talked about the judicial nominations. we talked about other ways in which he has made sure they are represented, for example, in the white house. so on the staff. so you can't just look at this one isolated place. you have to look at the underrepresentation of women at large. >> what about specifically when the president has choices and what we are looking here. congress to look at. the numbers still remain fairly low, although there has been some progress. >> sure. i think what i'm saying here may be albeit poorly, richard, i think we, as american people, have to address the problem overall. i think the president is doing a great job. i've mentioned several spaces in which he has done that now. specifically with judicial nominations. he is lawyer. that is place near and dear to his heart. we have talked about it with policy. you know t
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am PDT
society such as we have in the united states. we can't harden every institution in north america nor can we harden all of our embassies to make them absolutely terrorist proof. that is the nature of our open society. but precaution, vigilance, and vigor gh the intelligence gathering function, especially in the wake of some of the concerns, and i've been one to express them, about rights of privacy and the transparency and accountability. i think we are relearning or re-emphasizing that security absolutely is essential in our society, but we need to be mindful that the american values and rights that we protect make us more open and transparent and we need to preserve those great values. >> i want to read to you something that was in "the new york times." quote, some analysts and congressional officialed suggested on friday a good way to avert attention over the uproar of the data collection programs and that if it showed the intercepts had shown a plot, even the better. let me play what peter king had to say. >> absolutely crazy to say any sxi conspiracy here. the government would have b
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Aug 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
. the dnc and the president's grassroots organization obama for america. sean spicer is the communications director for the rnc. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> dnc spokesman says an odd way to start your meeting by attacking them. he says your only message is they don't like us. what do you that i so them? >> i think we are talking about this week is a fundamental shift we had in our party after the last election when we looked at the tactics and techniques it takes to win and put a permanent ground game in place around the country of more staffers now that will live and breathe in each of the states making relationships building connections and helping our candidates and second is making our party completely centered on digital and technology advances that benefit the entire party. the difference, chris, is this. what we are doing is a fundamental shift for a party. we are building a party send tri sent rick change here. what ofa did was built a fantastic operation that was great for one candidate who is sort of like one use only. and it has done so at the expense of the cdn. t
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
are putting a lot of mean into public education. in america we spend more money per child than any other industrialized country in the world and, yet, the results just really haven't increased. one of the things that we have to think about is fiscal transparency. we have to know as taxpayers exactly where our dollars are going, how they are being spent and what the return on investment is. >> is there sort of one size fits all or one size fits most about the ways money is not being spent well? i mean, i know you and the unions have not seen eye-to-eye. they are not your biggest fans and there's a lot of back and forth that has been going on. i know you've invited them to come to these town halls. >> yes. >> but is it about paying teachers more? is it about getting more technology into the classroom? what do we do about this? >> that is the entire thing that we have got to discuss is, you know, if we are going to put more investment into public education, then we have to make sure that that -- those additional dollars are producing results for kids. so, for example, when it comes to teach
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am PDT
will speak volumes. the election of the nation's first black president serves as a testament to america's sometimes halting progress toward what dr. king that day envisioned as an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. joining us now martin luther king iii and the president of realize the dream as well as the civil rights leader in his own right, lee saunders is the president of the american federation of state, county and municipal employees. good to see you, good morning. >> i want to read a little bit of your op-ed. quote, in the 50 years since the march on washington for jobs and freedom, we have made tremendous strides in the fight for equality. we must continue to move forward not back ward. i fear that what tore this nation apart 50 years ago is happening again today. what is your imperative right now as we look back to where we've come over these last 50 years. what is your imperative moving forward? >> my view is, we have got to find a way to put america back to work. in 1963, the mantle was jobs and freedom. today it's jobs, freedom and gestures. we probably should be fu
MSNBC
Aug 26, 2013 7:00am PDT
't be unilateral american approach. >> to think we can change things immediately because we are america, that's not necessarily the case. these are internal struggles and the party insiders in the country are going to have to sort it out amongst themselves. >> i hope the president, as soon as we get back to washington, will ask for authorization from congress to do something at a very surgical and proportional way. something that gets their attention and causes them to understand that we are not going to put up with this kind of activity. >> ayman moi yelledin is covering this from cairo. what is the reaction there in cairo? >> reporter: certainly a lot of arab diplomats are expecting some type of international response what they have described as a chem wall weapons attack. there is no hiding the fact that some of the countries in the region including saudi arabia and qatar and united arab emirates are pushing for more international intervention of different types of sorts. not necessarily militarily but without a doubt more pressure on the syrian government to try to get them to change cour
MSNBC
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
will take a series of significant actions to recalibrate america's federal criminal justice system. we will start by fundamentally rethinking the notion of mandatory minimum sentences for drug-related crimes. >> there's no decision that has ever made that is not without controversy, but your reaction to that decision yesterday. >> well, holder said it very well when he said we are coldly efficient in our incarceration efforts in the united states and he wants to uncuff judges and let them use their discretion in sentencing especially for these nonviolent drug offenders who aren't part of a drug cartel. my reaction he wants to make this as part of his legacy. we know has been discussed a lot of these defenders in federal prisons are african-americans and holder cited a study yesterday that african-american men get 20% longer sentences than white men for the same offense. clearly there's a lot to be done to fix the problem. >> i think the number is 5% of the population of all the word is in the united states and 25% of its prisoners are here. >> no. i think that's right. they talked abou
MSNBC
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am PDT
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MSNBC
Aug 20, 2013 7:00am PDT
, fighting minorities and if you just have the democratic party, that's not what makes america great as she is. >> congressman charlie rangel, thank you for your time. >> thank you, richard. >>> best selling author elmore leonard died at 87. according to his website he passed away at his home this morning surrounded by his family. the crime writer wrote more than 45 books including several that were made into hold movies including "get shorty" and out out of sight." he suffered a stroke in july. >>> crews fighting the wildfire that scorched over a hundred thousand acres of land and forced thousands of residents to vatican in idaho. 400 people allowed to return home yesterday but now the fire poses a threat to the luck rahhive resort community of sun valley. how much protein does your dog food have? 18 percent? 20? new purina one true instinct has 30. active dogs crave nutrient-dense food. so we made purina one true instinct. learn more at purinaone.com peoi go to angie's listt for all kinds of reasons. to gauge whether or not the projects will be done in a timely fashion and within budget.
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00am PDT
in america and if we don't something about keeping it within reach, it will create problems for economic mobility for generations to come. and that is not acceptable. >> but can anything get done with republicans now talking about impeachment and so much focus on 2016 democrats? joining me now is david axelrod, former senior adviser to president obama and director of the university of chicago's institute for politics and an msnbc senior political analyst. this must be like deja vu all over again. the frustration. i think the white house has to feel. carolyn maloney was here earlier and saying my constituents with talking to me about the crush debt of college loans but already we are seeing support for it split along party lines. how do you get this done? >> first of all, this is one of the striking things that i learned in the white house which is that the conversation in washington is often completely different than the conversation people are having around their kitchen tables. out in the country, issues like this, how do we afford college for our kids is front and center. >> aren't th
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am PDT
searched everybody that came into every building in america. we won't do that. we'll have more security if we close our borders to everybody. we're not going to do that. you worked together on a bill to rein in the nsa. thank you for being with us. you just saw the nsa director heckled last night, the senate judiciary hearing a lot of questions were raised yesterday as well. do you think the momentum against the nsa programs is on your side. >> certainly would. i have been hearing from constituent, enormous public outcry about reining in our national security apparatus and making sure that we have reasonable checks and balances around access to our most personal information in honoring the spirit of our constitution. >> and the vote on your amendment, on this issue was so close, 205 for, 217 against, so you need to swing what six or seven votes. are you going to reintroduce legislation? >> we have stuntive legislation called the liberty act been introduced by representative john coners the ranking democrat. i'm the lead co-sponsor on it and we have almost 50 co-sponsors now split almost
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
for a more just, more equal, more free, more caring and procedure prosperous america. >> a president who rarely remarks on race at the time when challenges have shaken equality in this country. voting rights. marriage equality. immigration reform and lingering problems of racial profiling after the death of an unarmed black florida teen. >> when trayvon martin was first shot, i said that this could have been my son. another way of saying that is that trayvon martin could have been me. >> for now, on this day, a moment to look back at where we were and where we are, and celebrate where we're going. >> free at last! free at last! thank god almighty, we are free at last! i have a dream! >> hi, everybody. good morning. i'm thomas roberts. we are going to be writing you live coverage throughout all of today's special events commemorating the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. helping to kick off our special coverage, chris matthews, host of msnbc "hardball" is live in washington, d.c. at the lincoln memorial and where all of today's event will take place. chris, good morning. let's
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am PDT
with that, she should be happy with it because she is one of the most popular political figures in america, depending on the poll you look at maybe the most popular. what is in the republican playbook with the rnc and these other groups? >> first of all, i think reince priebus is right. flattering biographies play on nbc and cnn. that is unfair advantage against the rest of the candidates, especially republican candidates. >> do we know it's an unfair advantage? what if they are negative and not glowing? >> we can assume they will be glowing. i think that priebus is right to raise that question to set the stage if they are glowing which i'm assuming they will be. let me make another point where she is defined right now. two things. a front-runner and as a centrist. i think both places can be dangerous in a democratic primary. democratic primaries tend not to treat front runners very well. the party has moved left and i think hillary clinton has to make sure she doesn't make the same mistake in 2008 which is be the centrist in a primary that wants a left wing candidate. >> "the new york tim
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Aug 8, 2013 7:00am PDT
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Aug 16, 2013 7:00am PDT
process. using america as an example in terms of our democratic process, allowing more minority rights involved in the process. but quite honestly, i wish this president would have been far more outspoken during the morsi regime in terms of their crackdown on gdemocracy. the crackdown on the ngos we did not forcefully call the morsi regime on that. as a result, we have people on both sides of whether it's the military or whether it's the morsi regime, the muslim brotherhood they resent us and it's a shame. it's a lack of leadership and demonstrate of weakness from the american standpoint within the region so we are not respected by the people in that region and that is a real problem. >> senator ron johnson, thank you so much. >>> let me bring back our journalists and switch topics. i know you both saw this report of the new leak from former nsa contractor edward snowden. . shows the nsa is breaking the rules and overstepping its bounds. internal audit showed it violated privacy rules 2,776 times. what more can you tell us about this nsa program, karen? >> this is a report this morning
MSNBC
Aug 29, 2013 7:00am PDT
.s. for a possible strike on syria. >>> hi, everybody. i'm thomas robert. america on the verge of military action in syria. tensions are rising. in just a few hours, the white house will brief congressional leaders on evidence of suspected chemical attacks. >> we have not made a decision, but the international norm against the use of chemical weapons needs to be kept in place, and nobody disputes -- or hardly anybody disputes that chemical weapons were used on a large scale in syria against civilian populations. >>> john boehner is calling on the president to, quote, make the case to the american people and congress and 116 bipartisan members tell the president that moving ahead without their approval would be a violation of the separation of powers. >> i'm sure there will be those who clamor now for having a voice, and at the same time they would be critical of the president if he did not. what is the strategy of this administration? i believe he should go first and foremost to the american public. >>> war ships already in place, but any potential strike would come with massive and far-reaches r
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Aug 30, 2013 7:00am PDT
right now, and i'm really, really want to drive this home, is that we need to stop in america talking about anybody, in a public realm, besides what is important. the courage within their hearts to serve others. that is what is important. >> a major announcement from the treasury department. the irs now recognizing married same-sex couples for all federal tax purposes, regardless of where they live. also yesterday, a federal judge ordered the department of veterans affairs to provide full benefits to a virginia vaernt in a same-sex marriage. let me bring in susan del percio and james peterson. james, starting with you. after this irs announcement that i just mentioned, the president of the national organization for marriage released this statement saying, quote, the obama administration is intent on forcing same-sex marriage on an unwilling public, end quote. what is your reaction to that? >> to that statement? >> yes. >> that statement is absurd. that statement stands in the face of the tidal wave of energy and organization around these issues the last couple of decades but certainly
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